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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
of metal forces, are on hold. -- nato forces, are on hold. house, and mission surprise, the president guard toy caught off petraeus andral about thousands of mails between a- allen and florida ey.ialite jill kell >> he appreciates general petraeus remarkable service to this country. general allen was supposedly in fort nato commander. see what the investigation turns up. of congress offering questions -- altering what weretions to they thinking? >> it is beyond my imagination. the honorable thing was done. the general has resigned. >> so many questions left. how bad could this turnout? the fbi pull documents from home broadwell's overnight. on the hill today, an appearance by cia deputy director. in charge ofly cia. hewas asked by reporters if petraeus waseral having an affair. respond.t >> to help you follow the petraeus down the, we have a special photo gallery on our with the key players. he confronted on -- you on >> congress will be trying to government from cliff.g over the fiscal the president talked with labor leaders today. tomorrow, the president will ceos fro
Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm PST
nato's supreme commander in europe, but that appointment is now on hold. meanwhile, even more details of the scandal concerning general petraeus are coming to light. >> former cia head david petraeus said the affair lasted from december 2011 until four months ago. paula broadwell co-offset a biography on petraeus and made multiple trips to afghanistan -- co-authored a biography on petraeus. investigators are reported to have found that she had access to sensitive documents about afghanistan. agents searched her family home in north carolina on monday night. but there is another high-level figure involved. the pentagon is now investigating general john palin, the palinisaf -- general john allen, the current isaf commander in afghanistan. >> general allan is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president, and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. >> and white house spokesman says president barack obama was surprised by the petraeus revelations -- a white house spokesman said. they
Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
, the commander of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan is now under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. now investigators are said to be looking into the 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails and other documents that he sent to her. kelley, of course, is the florida woman whose original complaint to the fbi about threatening e-mails inadvertently exposed the affair between general petraeus and paula broadwell. meantime a team of fbi agents searched broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, overnight, and spent nearly five hours there wrapping up just after 1:00 in the morning. "wall street journal" is reporting that the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation himself is under investigation. in part because he sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. jill kelley, the woman who kicked off all of this investigation, by complaining about the e-mails that she was getting from the petraeus mistress. so the agent, who knew kelley, allegedly sent those pictures before any investigation began, but as you can see, the story is getting much mor
Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm PST
that countries are wondering if the european union can take over from nato. it will not become a global player in terms of international security, but it needs a player for the periphery of the european union. >> looking at current conflicts around the world in syria, iran is an issue, afghanistan -- what you think the biggest challenge for president obama will be in his second term? >> first, the iranian nuclear program. second, the future of afghanistan. may be connected to the role of pakistan. may be the rise of china, the current tensions in southeast asia, and finally, the implications of the european financial crisis on the international financial system and, therefore, the u.s. >> we thank you very much for joining us today. >> back here in berlin, angela merkel said she looked forward to working side-by-side as friends and allies with barack obama. here is more on reaction in germany. >> chancellor merkel was among the first to congratulate president obama. she invited him to berlin and underscored her hopes for the future. >> we know each other well, and i look forward to working tog
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
explains why it could cost him his role as supreme allied commander of nato and may lead to prosecution. 3 ii simple termm: this is a story about a former top geeeral, david petraeus, his successor john allen-- and two women: petraeus biographer paula broadwell and petraeus faaily friend jill kelley. between themmis complicated: involving the fbi, cia, ppntagon, the white houseeand congress. "i am puzzled by much of what has occurred in to an affair with broadwell, which amm to light when the fbi investigated what one u-s official has described ass "jealous" emails broadwell sent to elley. now, general allen is under investigation for allegedly sending to kelley email messages one defense official escrrbed as "flirtatiius." defense officials say authorities are pages of documents. "it - really makes yoo wonderrhow he it, and the motivation to do o - that from afar." the news about allen--which the national security council spooesman says president obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned-- has put allen's nominntion to be nato's supreme allied commander on hold..allen
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and paula? >> david petraeus still knows a lot about the benghazi attack. he was supposed to testify on thursday in front of the senate intelligence committee. will congress force him to testify? >> reporter:
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
will help draw in more international support as well as resources. >>> a nato service member killed today in an insider attack in afghanistan. afghan officials say an attacker wearing an afghan army uniform shot and killed a member of the u.s.-led coalition forces. the soldier's identity and nationality have not been disclosed. at least 57 soldiers have been killed in so-called insider attacks this year. nato is preparing to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014. >>> a major snowstorm slamming canada. residents digging out after several feet of snow, and more could be on the way. a lot nicer in our area. sunny and warm today, but it is i we -- is winter weather on the way here? chuck bell will have your >>> dc united! >> soccer fans came out to spend their sunday cheering for dc united. this afternoon they took on the houston dine mynamo. big crowd packed the irish whiskey bar. the team's first trip to the eastern conference final since 2006, and i think fans are just a little bit excited. >> if you look around at this crowd right now, the city is ready to go. the boys are ready
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Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
to command europe and be the nato commander. >> bill: i'm not exactly sure what he is alleged to have done. do you know what they are saying? what's the buzz as they say in military circles? >> he is being -- alleged to have had flirtatious emails with this kelley who you talked about being the whistleblower. >> whistleblower, right. >> there is a few hundred to a few thousand depending who is counting of emails between ms. kelley and general allen. the problem for general allen is there a specific charge in the uniformed code of military justice, military law article 134 that applies to him as it might to general petraeus if he had an affair while he was in uniform. >> bill: he says he did not, correct? >> general allen is saying there was nothing going on between them. the problem is feel have looked in the emails and suggest there was flirtatious. the problem is that the nato command job is being held until this is determined what really went on. >> bill: all right. now, colonel shaffer, why should the folks care about this? we see powerful people through the history having, you know, w
Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan, and as head of the c.i.a. by his own assessment, he did not meet standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the c.i.a. with respect to this personal matter that he is now dealing with, with his family, and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation, and it's on that basis i accepted it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between alle
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
to be commander of nato forces in europe. a nomination temporarily on hold. >> for all that you have done for me and our -- >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record. on a flight to australia monday night, aids to leon panetta disclosed a dramatic turn in the petraeus case. they uncovered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill kelley who he and his wife got to know in tampa, and were reviewing between 20 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. officials say some were flirtatious. the general strongly denies an improper relationship. the fbi discovered the e-mails during its investigation of kelley's e-mails. sparked by her complaints about anonymous threats which turned out to be from paula broadwell. they say they found no wrongdoing by general allen, but turned the files over to the pentagon, which monday ordered its inspector general to invest gate at the same hour, fbi agents were sweeping through paula broadwell's north carolina home, carrying out bags and boxes of the materials. officials say
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. was nominated to become nato's supreme commander as well. he has denied any wrongdoing. so, how are these people linked to the scandal? how are they connected? follow us. we'll try to explain this. general patreaus resigned after admitting to having an extra marital affair with paula broadwell. a friend jill kelley asked to investigate harassing e-mails see whas receiving from paula broadwell. the "wall street journal" saying the fbi agent who initiated the investigation at kelli's request is under scrutiny. the agent has not been identified but allegedly sent kelley shirtless photos of himself. started with a complaint about harassing e-mails. he here's what we know about the woman who made that complaint, jill kelley, married to a cancer surgery, she has three daughters, lived in tampa, well-known among washington social circles. they have been friends with general patreaus and his family for five years. friends describe kelley as an innocent victim about e-mails accuse kelley of flirting with patreaus. how does this impact the careers of
Nov 13, 2012 1:00pm PST
thursday for senate hearing to become the military head of nato. now that is on hold. >> we need to be careful not to have this cloud of scandal start to color the image of general allen because the minute that happens, it may be almost too late to sustain his leadership. >> wolf, so everybody is talking about 30,000 pages of documents and e-mails. it sounds like an extraordinary number. but behind the scenes, officials are telling us be cautious. some of this may be copies, it may be blast e-mails to one of general allen's e-mail lists, some may be on his business computer, military computer, some may be on his private computer. we just don't know yet the full scope of all of this. so far, the white house is still expressing confidence in him as commander of the war in afghanistan, wolf. >> the war in afghanistan, but they put on hold at least for now his confirmation hearings to be the chief -- the head of nato if you will, supreme allied commander for europe. those confirmation hearings at least for now on hold and they're trying to accelerate the confirmation hearings of the
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Nov 13, 2012 10:00pm PST
command and commander of nato forces in europe. for now that nomination is on hold. general allen is accused of exchanging thousands of inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. >> it is simply a fact that is the white house was not aware of a situation regarding general petraeus until wednesday. >> greta: time for congress to man up and get the facts. four americans have been murdered in libya and the obama administration is still dragging its feet two months later still not telling the story. former director david petraeus knows about benghazi, two weeks ago he was in lib qa ya to conduct his own investigation of september 11th attack. should he be forced to testify before congress? we spoke to lindsay graham a short time ago. >> senator, nice to see you. congressman, they have written a letter tha saying a select committee to what happened in benz? >> john mccain and myself we will introduce a resolution asking the majority leader, mitch mcconnell to do a select committee. why do you need one? the state department is under the foreign operations committee foreign relations commit
Nov 13, 2012 2:00am PST
to become the supreme ally commander for nato. first off, what's the latest on the investigation? you are hearing anything? what is going to happen to general allen? >> reporter: yeah, right now what i'm hearing is that general allen is here in washington wondering exactly the same thing. he was just 48 hours away from going before that senate confirmation hearing to take over nato. now that has been postponed. he is here and people are wondering what's going to happen to him next. from what we've been able to determine from sources at the pentagon, basically they are looking at between 20 and 30,000 pages, most of them e-mails sent between general allen and jill kelly down in florida between 2010 and 2012. so right up until this year. i'm told the e-mails were inappropriate in nature and now the inspector general here at the pentagon is looking through those to see what exactly is contained. here's what secretary leon panetta said about the future of general john allen in a statement while he was traveling to california. he said, "while this matter is under investigation and before t
Nov 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
, john allen. america's top commander in afghanistan. he was set to become the nato supreme commander, until the president put that nomination on hold today. like petraeus, allen is at the top of the american military. he's a four-star general. one of only four four-star generals in the entire u.s. marine corps. officials are investigating general john allen after finding allegedly inappropriate e-mails between general allen and jill kelley. the same jill kelley who had contacted the fbi about receiving harassing e-mails from petraeus biographer and former mistress, paula broadwell. allen, who once worked for petraeus at the u.s. central command, denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. now, i want to make it clear what we know at this time is that it's not clear how many of those documents may include potentially inappropriate communication. but the new allegations have raised serious questions tonight about the culture of relationships in the military, and we're going to have more on that in a moment. but first, we go to our pentagon c
Nov 14, 2012 2:00am PST
and that is how this all unravels. now, speaking of general allen, he, of course, is the top u.s. and nato commander in afghanistan. he was nominated as the supreme allied commander in europe. and that nomination is on hold. but secretary panetta said that they have confidence in him. let's listen to panetta. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he has my continued conference to lead those forces and continue to fight. but his nomination has been put on old because it's a prude measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> right, john, obviously it's going to take a while because this is a very tangled situation. but they certainly are looking at exactly what is described as flirtatious e-mails that still remain to be seen what the nature of this was. >> jill, you talk about jill kelley at the center of this whole controversy and scandal. we have new details about her relationship with both general allen and general petraeus. they stepped in to help he
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
supporters. turkey may soon ask the united states and nato for patriot missiles. to help protect against the syrian -- against syrian attack on that border. "the fox report's" correspondent january than hunt has been covering this for what seems like forever. what are u.s. officials say be about giving munitions here. >> they says turkey's need and desire tore patriot ceives missile systems is the result of syrian attacks across the border into turkey u.s. officials point out that the u.s. has helped turkey with defensive systems before. and it appears that they are willing to do so again. they point out there is a formal process that must be gone through. listen. >> my understanding is that as of today we haven't had a formal request of nato. but, as you know, in the past, we have reinforced turkey with patriots so, you know, we will await a formal request and then nato will deliberate. so we are obviously looking at the full range of things to ensure that turkey remains safe and secure. >> and turkish officials are reportedly saying tonight that that formal request to nato will come ve
Nov 12, 2012 6:30pm PST
stationed in afghanistan as part of the u.s.-led nato coalition. the plan is to pull them out with the next two years. people >> i came here on a direct flight from germany. ministers had always first stop and they would be flown in with a military plane. the minister says security it is at the top of the agenda. >> i would like to get an idea of how the afghans are taking over before security and gradually taking charge of themselves. >> and made no combat troops, including germany, are set to withdraw by the end of 2014. the minister says germany will continue to assist by training soldiers. >> the german defense minister says progress is being made in afghanistan. i asked our correspondent in kabul what he thinks. >> there is a lot of violence is still here. the generals say taliban attacks are down this year. if you ask the u.n., they will say the civilians are being killed and there still at or being traced. the highest levels they have been in the past decade. we have spent a lot of time training here and they're suffering very high casualties. a great number of people have had to lef
Nov 15, 2012 10:00am PST
. joining me now, nicholas burns former state department spokesman and former ambassador to nato. we may have to interrupt if the president comes to the microphones in staten island where he's looking at recovery efforts, of course. what is your takeaway from the controversy over benghazi and david patreaus and his resignation over pressure to resign as cia director? >> benghazi was a tragedy for the united states, a major security meltdown there. obviously tough questions have to be asked. and they are being asked and secretary clinton has convened an accountability review board and will testify once the board has made its findings known to the administration. i think that's an orderly process and it ought to go forward on that basis. obviously there are all sorts of congressional committees looking into that. we would be remiss if there was a rush to judgment. all sorts of accusations made against the administration, many i find to be unfair. i think we all ought to wait until the facts are in before we begin to cast, make judgments. >> you know susan rice very well. you are an ambassa
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm PST
obama learned about the same day petraeus resigned has put allen's nomination to be nato's stream commander on hold. he remains on duty in afghanistan. >> the president has great confidence in the military. great confidence in his commanders and will continue to have that confidence. >> reporter: defense officials tell cnn there's a distinct possibility this is connected to the petraeus fbi investigation. fbi agents removed property from broadwell's home on monday. >> she's cooperating. the question are these classified documents. >> reporter: the answer may show if national security was threatened. >> coming up, can't wait to carve up the slopes? you won't have to wait much longer. which resorts plan to open this week. >> coming up later we have local hoops. manager of the year in the bay area. and also a quick sound byte from the hottest college football coach in the bay area. later in this broadcast. ;x >>> a plane crashes into a mississippi home causing it to burst into flames. look at this inferno. it's not yet known what caused that small plane to crash. authorities say it m
Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite seen here at her home with the story playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the in
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
john allen, the u.s. commander in afghanistan was on track to become nato commander until the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. brie
Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
's nomination to nato last friday. >> the president has put on hold, general allen's nomination as supreme allied commander europe pending the investigation of general allen's conduct by the department of defense, i.g. >> reporter: a social link between the two four-star generals and jill kelley, who enjoyed socializing with the powerful in tampa, while doing volunteer work for military families. she also gave people the impression she had some kind of state department status, which officials say she does not. last week she called police, complaining about media visitors, including nbc. at one point invoking diplomatic council. >> i don't know if you want to get diplomatic, protection of office as well. >> kelley's friendship with both generals had benefits. petraeus and allen wrote letters to the court in her twin sister's child custody case. the agents who helped launch the investigation, eventually forced petraeus to resign. he's the subject of an ethics inquiry. after the fbi found he sent kelly pictures with his shirt off. months before the fbi was brought on to the case. the white ho
Nov 14, 2012 4:00am EST
and mistress. general allen's nomination to be the next commander of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: despite president obama's move to put general allen's promotion on hold, the president still trusts the general to lead american troops. >> he has faith in general allen. i would refer to you the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. >> reporter: some lawmakers are coming out in support of general allen. >> general allen said he's not guilty of any improper behavior. i think he deserves to have us withhold judgment until the investigation the completed. >> reporter: general petraeus was scheduled to testify today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. in light of the scandal he will not appear at that hearing a decision that's angered some lawmakers. >> i think it's absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: in his place today acting cia director michael morell a
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
just 48 hours away from starting his senate confirmation hearing to perhaps become the head of nato. now that this has all broken, secretary panetta has gone to the president and asked that his nomination be put on hold. they're still keeping him as the head of nato because they've got another confirmation hearing for allen's successor. but right now this has really thrown the whole plan of succession into a state of flux right now. >> chris lawrence live at the pentagon. thanks so much. >>> now to more on this woman, jill kelley, tampa mother of three, married to a cancer surgeon. together they hosted parties attended by military leaders, including david petraeus. this is kelley leaving her bay front mansion yesterday. even though the family lives in florida, a government source says kelley is known as a member of washington's social circuit. reporter jason lanning is with affiliate bay news 9. he is standing outside the kelley home. tell us what you can. >> the pressure is building here in tampa, carol, for jill kelley. at the moment, things are quoit outside of the kelley home. t
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
of u.s. and nato forces in afghanistan, general john allen, has also been investigated by the fbi after having exchange, according to a senior defense official, possibly thousands of potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the 37-year-old social liaison at the heart of the scandal that led to general petraeus' resignation. house homeland security committee chair peter king had another term to describe the unfolding drama. >> it's really a great tragedy. general petraeus, one of our most distinguished generals and general allen, considered a super star in the military, did an outstanding job in afghanistan, was going to go to nato, it's just tragic. you're right, this has the elements in so ways of a hollywood movie or trashy novel. >> a brief primer on the characters until so-called trashy novel. allen who is married became ensnared in the investigation because of his e-mail correspondent spns with kelley who in may started receiving a series of what she considered to be harassing e-mails from petraeus biographer and fellow west point grad paula broadwell. the ensuing invest
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